Day 1 – Hot Springs National Park

July 2nd, 2017 Hot Springs National Park Artist-in-Residence

My first day in Hot Springs included a wonderful tour of the park that was very inspiring. Thank you so much to Lissa for a lovely park tour!

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Fordyce Bathhouse – National Park Visitor Center
Stonebridge – Rick’s Pond

 

View from Hot Springs Mountain Tower

 


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Day 2 – Hot Springs National Park

July 3, 2017 Hot Springs National Park Artist-in-Residence

Wonderful time hiking up the Gulpha Gorge trail. I especially loved the Goat Rock trail and Goat Rock. I also got some paintings started today and I was inspired by seeing other AIR work and reading their lovely comments, suggestions, and ideas in the journal in the cabin. Later in the day I was able to get my volunteer tee shirt and badge I can use when I’m out painting on the trails.

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Goat Rock Trail

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Goat Rock

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AIR Journal

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Badge and Tee
 


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Day 3 – Hot Springs National Park

July 4, 2017 Hot Springs National Park Artist-in-Residence

Settling in today. The cabin is amazing – future AIRs feel free to contact me for videos of the cabin! I got the studio setup, some work done, and caught a beautiful sunrise at Goat Rock. The mist on the mountains in the morning is stunning.

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Sunrise at Goat Rock

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Mist on the Mountains

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Painting on Goat Rock

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The wonderful cabin
 


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Day 4 – Hot Springs National Park

July 5, 2017 Hot Springs National Park Artist-in-Residence

Wonderful time at the Fordyce this morning getting information about the Hot Springs and the rocks! Later on got out to Sunset Trail and had a beautiful hike.

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Information on hot springs

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Fordyce Bathhouse

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Novaculite

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Sunset Trail
 


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Day 5 – Hot Springs National Park

July 6, 2017 Hot Springs National Park Artist-in-Residence

Lots of work in the studio today. Had some lovely visitors at the cabin. The cabin and studio are wonderful to work in!

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Visitor at the cabin

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Visitor at the cabin

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Trail paintings in progress

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Goat Rock paintings in progress
 


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Day 6 – Hot Springs National Park

July 7, 2017 Hot Springs National Park Artist-in-Residence

Wonderful time meeting with the geologists this morning as they were testing the springs. They were amazing and I found out so much about the hot springs and the mountains. I also walked around behind the bathhouses on The Grand Promenade and started to ink some of the trail paintings.

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Hot spring by Fordyce Bathhouse

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Hot Springs – Tufa Terrace

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Testing the springs
 


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Day 7 – Hot Springs National Park

July 8, 2017 Hot Springs National Park Artist-in-Residence

Today I ran a watercolor workshop in The Ozark Bathhouse. It was great and we had a lot of families come by and paint. We played with my watercolor pencils, crayons, travel watercolor sets, and my water brush pens. It was great to share with everyone, hear their stories of the park, and paint together. I had hoped we could hike out and create but the weather didn’t cooperate. I also got some more inking done on some of the paintings.

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Watercolor Workshop
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Inking begins

 

 


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